Apartheid past

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The lingering, unspoken pain of white youth who fought for apartheid

The lingering, unspoken pain of white youth who fought for apartheid

The impact that the system of conscription had on the roughly 600,000 white men who became both pawns and agents of the apartheid state has seldom been publicly acknowledged.

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The unsettling meanings of coloured identity and why it should be challenged

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On Monday Kallie Kriel, AfriForum’s CEO, sparked a furious debate when he claimed that apartheid could not be considered a crime against humanity because not enough people were killed during apartheid to justify using this term. The statement reveals that Kriel is embarrassingly ignorant of international criminal law. But it also reflects a much larger problem: far too many white South Africans – like Kriel – continue to deny the full horror of apartheid, and refuse to admit that they or…

AfriForum will never forgive black people for apartheid

On Monday Kallie Kriel, AfriForum’s CEO, sparked a furious debate when he claimed that apartheid could not be considered a crime against humanity because not enough people were killed during apartheid to justify using this term. The statement reveals that Kriel is embarrassingly ignorant of international criminal law. But it also reflects a much larger problem: far too many white South Africans – like Kriel – continue to deny the full horror of apartheid, and refuse to admit that they or…

Evita Bezuidenhout is a character created by South African performer Pieter-Dirk Uys in the 1980s, using satire to evade apartheid censorship and criticise the state

Hi, my name is Evita and I'm a racist

As South African students protest over ongoing inequality, the nation’s beloved fictional character enters the debate on white privilege

Long Read | The unfinished business of the TRC : New Frame

Long Read | The unfinished business of the TRC

The ANC said it would hold those guilty of crimes against humanity to account – but is mum on those involved in political interference in Truth and Reconciliation Commission prosecutions.

Wilhelm Verwoerd: Reconciliation requires more than 'tea with Madiba' | News24

Wilhelm Verwoerd: Reconciliation requires more than 'tea with Madiba' | News24

Wilhelm Verwoerd: Reconciliation requires more than 'tea with Madiba' | News24

NKOSIKHONA DUMA: Unlearn your inferiority complex, Zuma

NKOSIKHONA DUMA: Unlearn your inferiority complex, Zuma

It is vital for black leaders to live without dehumanising African people. Even for the former president, writes Nkosikhona Duma.

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In its 1948 election manifesto, the National Party argued that the Indians were “a foreign clement which cannot be assimilated in the South African set-up” and should be repatriated to India. It would appear that Malema and the EFF are trying to succeed where the NP had failed.

SA Indians owe Malema and the EFF

In its 1948 election manifesto, the National Party argued that the Indians were “a foreign clement which cannot be assimilated in the South African set-up” and should be repatriated to India. It would appear that Malema and the EFF are trying to succeed where the NP had failed.

Where do these debates about the place of coloureds and Indians in South Africa come from?

Being coloured and Indian in South Africa after apartheid

Where do these debates about the place of coloureds and Indians in South Africa come from?

Quo Vadis South Africa – Dialogue amongst Equals | Daily Maverick

Quo Vadis South Africa – Dialogue amongst Equals

This past weekend saw a number of luminaries gather in the Drakensberg on invitation of the former president, Kgalema Motlanthe, through his Foundation. The purpose of the forum aptly named, “The Drakensberg Inclusive Growth Forum” was to begin a dialogue concerning the most pertinent matters faced by our country. The gathering was graced by the current president of the country, Cyril Ramaphosa, who in his keynote address, told the delegates that they must dream of a shared future in Mzansi.

Analysis - There's more to understanding a country's poverty levels than merely calculating how much or how little individuals earn. That's why a method called the multidimensional poverty index was introduced globally in 2011.

South Africa: There's a New Way of Measuring Poverty in South Africa - Here's How It Works

Analysis - There's more to understanding a country's poverty levels than merely calculating how much or how little individuals earn. That's why a method called the multidimensional poverty index was introduced globally in 2011.

Malema, The Indian Thing And My Growing Silence

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The EFF's online army makes the Gupta bots look like amateurs.

Ladies and Gentlemen,We are gathered here to imagine another South Africa.We have come here from all corners of the land to imagine a new country, one that is free, equal, prosperous and joyful.If we are to liberate ourselves from the shackles of the past and the troubles of the present, we must be prepared to dream. We must see in our mind’s eye a landscape that is transformed and a people who are enriched and empowered.We must see the roads that brought us here – the roads that wind

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation Inclusive Growth Forum, Drakensberg Convention Centre

Don't distort AfriForum's view on apartheid | News24

Don't distort AfriForum's view on apartheid

Don't distort AfriForum's view on apartheid | News24

The Making Of A Dissident Afrikaner: Lessons From Beyers Naudé For Today's Rebels

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Beyers Naudé was Afrikaner royalty. Yet he was celebrated as a true hero in the struggle against apartheid. There are lessons from his life for today's dissidents.